What is Allergy test?

Category: Procedures


Allergy testing involves having a skin or blood test to find out what substance, or allergen, may trigger an allergic response in a person. Skin tests are usually done because they are rapid, reliable, and generally less expensive than blood tests, but either type of test may be used.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergic rhinitis 7 0
Diagnostic assessment 5 0
Asthma 2 0
Seasonal allergy 2 0
Allergic asthma 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Allergy test

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently having Allergy test

Dosage Patients
one time 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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There are no evaluations for Allergy test.